Saturday, February 13, 2021

Ink. Stamp. Share. February Showcase Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share. February Showcase Blog Hop as we share the projects we are currently working on. You will have the opportunity to visit with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you. 
Today I am sharing a sympathy card I created with products from the 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog. I love the gorgeous Oh So Ombre 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #155225) and I paired a piece of the Blackberry Bliss paper with the images from the Corner Bouquet stamp set (item #155273) and the sentiment from the Heal Your Heart stamp set (item #155291). I love that you can earn each of these exclusive products free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. They are so versatile and I have been having so much fun creating projects with them. 
Products Used:
Oh So Ombre 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #155225) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Corner Bouquet stamp set (item #155273) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Heal Your Heart stamp set (item #155291) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Dragonflies Punch (item #154240)
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (item #133675)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Pad (item #147092)
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154877)
Versamark Pad (item #1022873)
White Embossing Powder (item #109132)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (item #151326)
Measurements:
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock  
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
Basic White Cardstock
2 Layers - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Scrap piece for small Dragonflies punched using the Dragonflies Punch
Sympathy cards are never easy to create and I love that the beautiful images in Corner Bouquet stamp set have a serene feel to them that works well for this type of card. The font for the sentiments in the Heal Your Heart are so elegant and work beautifully with the Corner Bouquet stamp set to create a classically beautiful design with the pretty Blackberry Bliss Ombre Designer Series Paper. I heat embossed the sentiment and floral image with White Embossing Powder to step up the design and I added two of the small dragonflies to the card front that I colored with Clear Wink Of Stella for a touch of shimmer. The small Basic Pearls finish off the card design beautifully as accents for the small dragonflies. I colored a piece of Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends Marker and added it to the bottom of the card front as a contrast to the White embossing. For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image twice in the bottom left and top right of the Basic White layer using Blackberry Bliss Classic ink to coordinate with the card front. I love the simplicity of this card design and I feel like it has a peaceful feel to it that is comforting. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to create your own beautiful cards. There are so many wonderful products to choose from in the 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog. 
Now it's time to visit Stacy's wonderful blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. Remember, Sale-a-bration ends February 28th, so place your order soon to avoid disappointment.

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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